Latest on Hacking, Thanksgiving, and Small Business Saturday — Weekly Update from Sen. Tom Young – November 13, 2012 to November 19, 2012

The Senate is out of session for the rest of the year. I hope that you find this update helpful and informative.:

Happy Thanksgiving!:  Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!  We have so much for which to be thankful.  I hope that you and your family enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Annual Thanksgiving events in Greater Aiken include the following:

Thursday, November 22
One Table
Time: 11am – 2pm
Place: The Alley in Aiken

This Thanksgiving Dinner is open to the entire community. For more information, please visit

Thursday, November 22
Blessing of the Hounds
Time: 11 am
Place: Hitchcock Woods Memorial Gate

This annual event opens the hunt season in Hitchcock Woods. Park by the Aiken County Historical Museum and enter the woods from South Boundary for a 20 minute walk to Memorial Gate. Children are welcome, but the request is for no pets. Call 803.643.DRAG for more information.

Small Business Saturday – November 24:  This coming Saturday is “Small Business Saturday” which is a nationwide initiative to encourage shopping at local, independently owned businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.  To learn more about this, you can go to  Support our local small businesses when you shop this Holiday season and during the coming year.

Important Local News – Road Widening Comments

Aiken — Hitchcock Parkway Widening: It is very important that all interested people provide their comments no later than this Friday, November 23 to Kevin Gantt at SCDOT by email at; by fax at (803) 737-1510; or by mail at SCDOT, PO Box 191, Columbia, SC 29202. To learn more on the proposed project, go here. You may also go to Aiken City Hall where the proposed project materials are on display.

Latest on Cyber Attack

Cyber Attack – Frequently Asked Questions: The Governor’s office prepared two rounds of general Frequently Asked Questions and Answers. To see those, go here.

Senior Citizens — Frequently Asked Questions: The Governor’s office also prepared Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for senior citizens. To see those, go here.

How to Place a Security Freeze: To see how to place a security freeze, go here.

Constituent Information

Road Issues: If you see a road problem, call the SCDOT at 641-7665 or Aiken County at 642-1532 to report the problem. If you do not get a prompt response, please let me know at or call me. Generally, most paved roads in the County are maintained by SCDOT and are identified on the road sign poles by a small black and white sign listing the road number, such as S-2-1669. Most unpaved roads in the County are maintained by the County.

Thank you for the opportunity and the honor to represent you. Please let me know if I can help you in any way or if you have questions about these or other issues. Your feedback is meaningful and appreciated.

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